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Quick Focaccia Bread

Green olives complement this cheesy, pizza-like bread from Ivy Laffoon of Ceres, California. With very few ingredients, it’s packed with flavor. Serve it as an appetizer or alongside pasta, soup or salad for a mouthwatering meal.—Ivy J Laffoon, Ceres, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1/2 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1/2 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

  • On an ungreased baking sheet, pat dough into a 12x6-in. rectangle. Build up edges slightly. Top with olives, cheeses and Italian seasoning; press gently into dough. Drizzle with oil.
  • Bake at 350° until cheese is melted and golden brown, 15-20 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 249 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 623mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.
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  • Aquarelle
    Dec 17, 2018

    I made this tonight to go alongside shrimp scampi over angel hair pasta. My daughter and I loved it. I didn't have grated cojack cheese so I substituted what I did have - sharp cheddar, a little bit of Gouda and some mozzarella. Next time I think I will try pressing out the bread dough to fill out an entire 10"x15" rimmed baking pan, because I like my focaccia on the thinner side. This is, however, a great, versatile recipe.

  • chaosmommy
    Sep 18, 2016

    We made this for Sunday football appetizers and dipped it in marinara sauce! I made it as-is and everyone enjoyed it.

  • valanddansmith
    Feb 10, 2009

    WOW!!! This was amazing!! If you like olives, you'll love this! Simply thaw the bread - there's no need to let it rise. The only change I made was to use sharp cheddar cause that's what I had on hand. I will be making this often! Thanks so much!!